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Alfio Micci
Alfio Micci

New York Times, Monday, September 2, 1985

Author:
Alfio Micci
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Alfio Micci has 91 pre-Shortz puzzles and 11 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 13,082
Across
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B.M.I. rival : ASCAP
6
Yod follower : KAPH
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Crone : HAG
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Koch's predecessor : BEAME
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Abou Ben ___ : ADHEM
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Palindromic name : AVA
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Voluntary task : LABOROFLOVE
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Zilch : NIL
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"The Stones of Venice" author : RUSKIN
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Riata end : NOOSE
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Compass point : SSE
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Workers' org. : LABORUNION
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Skin décor : TATTOO
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Dos Passos title : USA
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Gladden : ELATE
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Nerd : CLOD
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Kind of dance : TOE
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Summer's finale, for some : LABORDAYWEEKEND
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MSS. experts : EDS
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First place : EDEN
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Use a certain office machine : SHRED
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Zeta's follower : ETA
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___ bat for (supports) : GOESTO
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Manpower : LABORFORCE
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___ volente : DEO
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University town of puzzledom : ORONO
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Parallelograms : RHOMBI
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Bolivian export : TIN
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Like certain devices : LABORSAVING
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Function : USE
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"Mule Train" singer : LAINE
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Conductor-teacher Boulanger : NADIA
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Sun. talk : SER
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Map abbrs. : RTES
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Winter hazard : SLEET
Down
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Lat. grammar case : ABL
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Coral or Red : SEA
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Hack : CAB
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Cupid : AMORETTO
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Llama land : PERU
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"Amerika" author : KAFKA
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Speak off the cuff : ADLIB
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Sound: Comb. form : PHONO
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Possess, in Kiplingese : HEV
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Asian capital : HANOI
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Dispatch boat : AVISO
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Famed Greek physician : GALEN
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Café cards : MENUS
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Frogner Park locale : OSLO
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Actress Munson : ONA
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Chef or Caesar chaser : SALAD
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Pierces : STABS
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Uncivil : RUDE
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Part of TV : TELE
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"___ the fields we go" : OER
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Bounder : CAD
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Caustic : LYE
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Acknowledge : OWN
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Laconic : TERSE
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___ a customer : ONETO
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Taro root : EDDO
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Unheeding : DEAF
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Within: Prefix : ESO
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Of a Turkish viceroy : KHEDIVAL
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Long, long period : EON
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Fish or dwarf : TROLL
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Precious things : GEMS
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A water lily : LOTUS
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Emerge : ARISE
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Faux pas : BONER
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Celestial path : ORBIT
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River at Arles : RHONE
52
Centers : CORES
56
Prohibits : BANS
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Swiss stream : AAR
60
Fishbowl occupant : IDE
61
Never, in Nürnberg : NIE
62
Hood's weapon : GAT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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